Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Duration:19 days
Trip Grade:4
Lodging:Tea house, Home Stay
Transportation: Bus/CAR/Van
Group Size:Min 2 Pax and Max 20 Pax PAX
Best Season:March to May & Sept to Nov
Per Day Walk:4-7 Hours
Trip Route:Arughat-Jagat-Chumling-Mu Gumpa-Ganesh Himal Base Camp- Philim-Tatopani-Arughat

Tsum Valley trek is culturally rich and extremely beautiful Himalayan scenery can be seen. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal.

The trek ascends follow Buri Gandaki River. Tsum valley trek (part of the Inner Himalaya) is hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods.The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. Tsum valley trek lies in Manaslu region .The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29),Sringi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems.

Tea house or Home Stay has been build. Tea house trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you. If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes.

Tsum Valley Trek Tsum Valley Trek with Local people.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Tsum Valley Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek.
Day 03: Kathmandu- Arughat (600m, 7-8 Hours driving).
Day 04: Arughat - Labubensi (880m, 6-7 hrs).
Day 05: Labubensi – Dovan (1070m, 6-7 hrs).
Day 06: Dovan – Philim (1590m, 6-7hrs).
Day 07: Philim-Lokpa-Chumling(2130m).
Day 08: Chumling-Chhekampar (3030m).
Day 09: Chhekamparo - Chele/Nile (3360m).
Day 10: Chele/Nile- MU Gompa (3910m).
Day 11: Mu Gompa-Chhekamparo (3030m).
Day 12: Chhekamparo-Tumje-Gompa Lungden (3520m).
Day 13: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day 14: Gompa Lungde- Chumling- Lokpa( 2240m).
Day 15: Lokpa- Jagat- Dovan( 1070m). 
Day 16: Dovan-Labubensi- Khursani bari( 730m).
Day 17: Khursanibari- Arughat bazaar (550m.
Day 18: Arughat-Kathmandu.
Day 19: Departure your home country.
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  2. Detail Itinerary

    Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
    Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet with me then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening. 

    Day 02: Tsum Valley Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek. 
    We need your original passport with Nepal’s Visa to prepare Nar Phu restricted area permit. After preparing your permit, you will introduce with your guide. Your guide will brief details of this trek.
    Day 03: Kathmandu- Arughat (600m, 7-8 Hours driving).
    This day you drive to Arughat. During our drive to Arughat, You pass Trisuli River (famous for rafting), Akhu River (from Ganesh himal).The road is nice until Dhading Bensi after that there is gravel road. And overnight at Lodge.

    Day 04: Arughat - Labubensi (880m, 6-7 hrs).
    Trek to Labu Bensi is easy and nice walking. We pass the terrace of rice and millet. During our walking we see the view of Sring Himal. And overnight at Lodge.

    Day 05: Labubensi – Dovan (1070m, 6-7 hrs). 
    During our trek we see many local Villages and gurung life style. It makes us more pleasure. The trail is up and down hill. During our trek, we also pass this day Tatopani (Natural Hot spring). After the hot spring the trail climbs over another ridge, and then crosses the Buri Gandaki on a suspension bridge to reach Dovan. And overnight at Lodge.

    Day 06: Dovan – Philim (1590m, 6-7hrs).
    The route climbs on a rugged, rocky trail to Yarukhola. After walking while we cross to the west bank of the Buri Gandaki. We continue along the river to nice village of Jagat (Conservation and Restricted entry point). In this day, the trailare decrepit stone mani walls indicate that the trek is now entering a region of Tibetan influence, although the people are still Gurung. Cross the bridge and climb up to Philim. And overnight at Lodge.

    Day07: Philim-Lokpa-Chumling(2130m)
    It is the beautiful walking trail with water fall and pine trees. This day, we split the trail to Tsum Valley and Manaslu Larkya La Pass near from Ekle Bhatti. We hike to right site trail ahead to Tsum Valley. It is entrance of Tsum valley areas; 5-6 hours walking then stay there overnight at Lodge.

      Day08: Chumling-Chhekampar (3030m)
    The track following Syar khola and Rainjam and reach to Chhekamparo. Chhekamparo  is a big village, has Tsum Valley restricted areas permit check post office. 5 hours walking then stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day09: Chhekamparo - Chele/Nile (3360m)
    After chhekamparo the valley is very wide also marvelous view of the Mountains, we walk through Lamagaon, Burji( Melerepa foot print Gompa and Phu cave and following the same river of the Syar khola and reach to Chele/Nile. 4/5 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge . rest of the time explore the local town and monastery.

    Day10: Chele/Nile- MU Gompa(3910m)
    Trek to Mu Gompa is very short walk 2-3 hours walking, after reaching Mu gompa you will have Lunch there and explore the area. Stay overnight at Gompa.

    Day11: Mu Gompa-Rachen Gompa (3240m)
    After nice time on Mu Gompa trek Back to Rachen Gompa which is very nice spot. Stay at Gompa.

    Day12: Rachen Gompa-Tumje-Gompa Lungden( 3520m)
    The trial follows the same way to Sarpu Khola and we trek to Gompa Lungden .6 hours walking then stay overnight at Gompa.

    Day13: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp
    Excursion Day to Ganesh Himal Base camp with pack lunch Then stay overnight at Gompa.

    Day14: Gompa Lungde- Chumling- Lokpa( 2240m)
    Trek Back to Lokpa through same trail and mostly descending and walk on forest. It is 6-7 hours walking then stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day15: Lokpa- Jagat- Dovan( 1070m)
    We continue Back to Dovan. We catch the same trail of Manaslu and descending to Dovan . It takes 6-7 hours walking then stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day16: Dovan-Labubensi- Khursani bari( 730m)
    Trek to khursani bari is following the budi gandai river. It is around 6 hours walking from Dovan tp Khursani bari then stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day17: Khursanibari- Arughat bazaar (550m)
    Today is Final hiking day to Arughat. It is about 5 hours walking from Khursanibari to Arughat then stay overnight at Lodge.

    Day18: Arughat-Kathmandu
    Early in the morning drive back to Kathmandu 7 hours by local bus then stay at selected Hotel.

    Day19: Final Departure
    We will provide you free transportation to International airport for your home or other Destination.

Cost Includes

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
  • Kathmandu-Arughat and Arughat-Kathmandu by Bus.
  • All the meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One local government license holder Trekking Guide and required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Tsum valley restricted permit.
  • Manaslu Conservation area (MCAP) permit fee.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Local seasonal fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • 13% Government VAT and Official charge.

Cost doesn't Include

  • International airfare and visa fee (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.

Trip Reviews

SilviaSilvia, Argentina
My name is Silvia and I live in Brazil. I made my first trekking last year with Harka. I was so happy with Harka that this year I came back and made two more. We did the Anapurna Sanctuary again and the Ganesh Himal mountain.
As I am 63,for me was beeng the first time a great challenge and I guess for him also. We had a great time, it was wonderful. 
Harka is very concious and care about you, your food, your limits and your happyness. 
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